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Create a project

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When working on something that requires more than a single task, a project is the best way to get organized. Here's how to create a new project:

  1. In the left-hand navigation menu, next to Projects, click the + symbol.
  2. In the Add project window, type out the name of your new project.
  3. (Optional) Select a different project color from the drop-down menu.
  4. (Optional) For easy access to the project, click the toggle to add it to your favorites.
  5. Click Add to create the project.
  6. (Optional) You can then drag and drop your project to a new place on your project list, or turn your project into a sub-project.
  1. Tap the menu icon in the top left in Todoist.
  2. Tap the + symbol to the right of Projects.
  3. Type out the name of your new project.
  4. (Optional) Select a different project color from the drop-down menu.
  5. (Optional) To make your new project a sub-project, tap the Parent field and select the project you want your new project to be nested under.
  6. (Optional) To share your new project with someone else, tap Collaborators and type an email or a user's name, or invite a user from another shared project.
  7. (Optional) For easy access to the project, tap the Favorite checkbox to add it to your favorites.
  8. When you’re finished, tap the checkmark icon in the top-right to create the project.
  1. While viewing your Todoist main page, next to Projects, tap the + symbol.
  2. Type out the name of your new project.
  3. To give your project a color, tap the Color field.
  4. (Optional) To share your new project with someone else, tap Shared and add collaborators.
  5. (Optional) To make your new project a sub-project, tap the Parent field and select the project you want your new project to be nested under.
  6. When you’re finished, tap Done in the top right to create the project.
When creating a project, you can’t use  # " ( ) | & ! or , in the project name. The only special characters allowed in project names are . _ and -.
Get a running start with your project by reading a Quick and Easy Guide to Completing a Project in Todoist.

FAQ

Can I sort my projects?

Yes, you can sort your projects. However, you will have to do so manually by hovering over the project, then drag and drop the project to its desired location.